Alex Jones Must Pay Sandy Hook Parents Another $45.2 Million in Punishment Compensation | TNZT News

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A Texas jury on Friday ordered Infowars’ Alex Jones to pay a total of $49.3 million in damages to the parents of a first-grader who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, wrongly accusing the conspiracy theorist. government-orchestrated hoax. to tighten gun laws in the US.

The amount is less than the $150 million the US sought by Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose six-year-old son Jesse Lewis was among 19 children and six educators killed in the deadliest classroom shooting in US history.

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The lawsuit marks the first time Jones has been held financially liable for spreading lies about the 2012 attack in Newtown, Conn.

Jurors first awarded Heslin and Lewis $4.1 million in damages, which Jones called a big win. But in the final stages of the two-week trial, the same Austin jury returned Friday and paid an additional $45.2 million in punitive damages.

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